LibriVox recording of The King of the Golden River, by John Ruskin. Read by Xenutia.
When three brothers mortally offend Mr. Southwest Wind, Esquire, their farm is laid waste and their riches lost. Desperate for money, the brothers become goldsmiths and melt down their remaining treasures . . . only to find that the spirit of the King of the Golden River resides with a molded tankard, and knows the secret of the riches of the Golden River. (Introduction by Xenutia)
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Reviewer:not so old
June 27, 2012 Subject:
fairy tale in standard form
This fairy tale follows the standard format with everything coming in threes. It also has the weakness of fairy tales and short stories -- the abrupt ending. However, it provides an entertaining read and a good lesson in kindness as all fairy tales should.
October 25, 2010 Subject:
Short but Excellent
This was a nice little story, very creative for a non Grimm fairy tale. I really enjoyed it. Xenutia (sp) does a wonderful job of narration. I nice quick story to lift your spirits.